The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

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Dr. Julia Schwarzer

Head of Junior Research Group "Ricefish"
Head of Section Evolutionary Genomics
Tel: +49 228 9122-426
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: j.schwarzer [at]



Research interests

My primary research interests lie in the evolutionary dynamics of speciation
and in the evolution of adaptive traits. I am interested in early stage species divergence and in understanding the mechanisms that shape biodiversity. In previous studies I worked on cichlids of the lower Congo River to study different levels of spatial differentiation and degrees of gene flow in a comparative approach. In my current projects I focus on the genomic and morphological architecture and evolution of adaptive traits.


Margarethe Koenig Preis

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